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WHS volleyball busy week, hit road twice then invitational at home

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VOLLEYBALL (3-1, 4-6-1)

Tuesday, Sunnyside (0-4, 0-8) away.

Wenatchee has been totally in command in their matches with 3A Sunnyside.  In four meetings the Panthers have four wins, and all by 3-0 scores.  They have won twice at home and twice in Sunnyside.

 

Wednesday, Eastmont (1-3, 1-5) away.

WHS has also been extremely dominant in their series with Eastmont.  Since 1980 the Panthers are 34-4 overall and 10-3 in league matches.  The Panthers have a seven-game win streak and have not lost a set in the last six outings.  In the Wildcats’ gym Wenatchee is 14-3.

 

Saturday, Wenatchee Invite.

The annual Wenatchee Invitational will fill the gym with action all day Saturday.  In addition to the Panther varsity and junior varsity, 14 schools will participate – Ballard (Seattle), Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma), Cashmere, Chelan, Eastmont, East Valley (Yakima), Edmonds-Woodway, Hanford, Kamiak (Mukilteo), La Conner, Moses Lake, Oak Harbor, Omak and

Sunnyside.  Bellarmine is ranked number one in the state this week by both the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and the Seattle Times.  In the coaches poll Chelan is second in 1A and La Conner fourth in 2B.

 

Standings: Eisenhower 4-0, Wenatchee 3-1, Moses Lake 2-2, Davis 2-2, Eastmont 1-3, Sunnyside 0-4

 

GIRLS SOCCER (3-1, 5-3-1)

Tuesday, Sunnyside (1-3, 5-3) home.

The game with Sunnyside is the fifth league game and ends the first half of league competition.  It is also the first of three consecutive home games for the Panthers.  Wenatchee has played the Grizzlies four times and emerged the victor in each outing.  WHS is 2-0 at home.  SHS is 1-3 in league play and 4-0 in nonleague where they’ve beaten three 2A teams and one 1A.

 

Wednesday, Eastmont (2-2, 2-5) home.

This the second meeting of the two Wenatchee Valley teams this season.  The one on the west side of the river won the first time 3-1.  This is one tight series.  Wenatchee leads in league games 5-4 and Eastmont leads overall 16-15-1.  On the Panthers’ field EHS is up 10-8-1.

 

The next Purple and Gold win will be the 200th in the history of the program.  Soccer started 28 years ago in 1986.

 

Standings: Moses Lake 4-0, Wenatchee 3-1, Eastmont 2-2, Eisenhower 1-3, Davis 1-3, Sunnyside 1-3

 

FOOTBALL (3-1, 3-2)

Friday, Eisenhower (3-1, 4-1) home.

Wenatchee opened the season with a 6-point loss at Eisenhower, the sixth loss to the Cadets in the last seven games.  This series is trending in reverse for WHS.  Through 1983 Wenatchee led 16-5-1.  Since then the Yakima school has been on top 18-8 to crawl within one win of tying the series…Wenatchee leads 24-23-1.  In the Apple Bowl EHS leads in wins 12 to 11.

 

The last half dozen games between the Panthers and Cadets have produced points…301 combined or 50.2 per game.  Interesting…WHS leads 151-150, yet has won only one of the six.  That’s thanks to a 34-9 score in the one win.

 

Yikes One!  Homecoming fell into the category of “Into each life some rain must fall.”  Ouch!  Chiawana 47, Wenatchee 7.  There have been 62 homecoming games.  The 47 points by the opposition are the most ever…old record 41 (to 6) vs. Richland in 1985.  The 40-point losing margin is the most ever…old record 37 (to 0) vs. Richland in 1994.

 

Yikes Two!  The last time home fans witnessed a worse thumping than 40 points was 24 seasons ago when Walla Walla popped the Panthers 48-0 in 1995.  It was only the 13th time in 106 years that 47 or more points were tallied against WHS.  It was the 15th time they have been beaten by 40 or more points.

 

Standings: Eisenhower 4-1, Wenatchee 3-1, Moses Lake 3-1, Davis 1-3; Sunnyside 0-0, Eastmont 0-4

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Saturday, Richland Invite, Richland.

 

The Panther boys, for the second week in a row, are just outside the top 10 in the cross country coaches’ poll.  They are one of three listed as “others.”

 

Boys Standings: Eisenhower 5-0, Wenatchee 4-1, Davis 3-2, Eastmont 2-3, Sunnyside 1-4, Moses Lake 0-5

 

Girls Standings: Eisenhower 4-0, Wenatchee 3-1, Eastmont 2-2, Moses Lake 1-3, Davis 0-4

 

GIRLS SWIMMING (5-0, 7-0)

Thursday, Moses Lake (4-1, 4-1) away.

 

Standings: Wenatchee 5-0, Moses Lake 4-1. Eastmont 3-2, Eisenhower 2-4, Sunnyside 1-4, Davis 0-5

 

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